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I want to name my dog Baltazar. My wife wants to name him Rudolph. And my mother-in-law thinks his name should be Pushok (that's how "fluffy" sounds in Russian). With all due respect, that "Fluffy" bit me by the forearm, remember? :D

It gets worse. I asked around, and almost everyone in the neighborhood had their own name for this dog. But never mind that.

We have more or less agreed on calling him Jrubik (this is a combination of "eating in a messy manner" and "Rubik's cube" in Russian), but all of us still call him by the names we like most from time to time.

How bad is it for a dog to have many names? And how bad can it be if I specifically train him to be both Jrubik and Baltazar? ;)
 

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My one little dog has four names ... Leeo ... Leeoski ... Eepie ... and Doobles. He answers to all of them. I don't think he minds. :)
 

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My dog responds to: Mandy, Mandy-Moosis, Moosis, Doodle, Gulligumma (Swedish for Sweet girl), Sweetheart, Darling, and Alsklingsgumma (Darling girl). She might be a tad schizophren, but dont' seem to have any trouble with realizing it's all for her. lol
 

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My dog Sammi responds to "Samantha" which is what my dad calls her I guess because he wants to be formal? And when we got our pug "Elphaba" who we call Elphie, we started to call Sammi "Samaba" and she answers to that too. She will also answer if we call any of our other pet's names..she's not picky!

Elphie comes to both Elphie and Elphaba too. The funny thing is that my son has a webkinz pug that he named "Elphie Puppy" and he regularly calls her...as if the stuffed toy is going to come to him and Elphie does NOT respond to calls for Elphie Puppy..
 

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If Abbylynn would have been a male when I adopted her .... I was going to name "him" Baltazar ( the Christmas Angel ) from that one seasonal Christmas movie. I love that name. :)
 

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Haha do a search and look through some of the multitude of nickname threads. I believe most people have a number of names they use for their dogs and they do just fine.
 

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I think dogs respond more to the tone of voice when you call them. I can call Felix pretty much anything I can think of and he'll respond to it. Although if my tone sounds angry, he won't come near me. Some of the nicknames I call him is: Bud, Fatass, and Speedbump (he likes to park himself in the middle of the dark hallway where you can't see)
 

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Pepper came to me with his name. I'm not fond of it. Besides - who names a white dog Pepper? But since I have no imagination, I kept his name.

That said, he now answers to: Stinky, Stinkyface, Pepperoni, Macaroni, Roni, Roni-Pony, Fat Boy, Face, Faces, Punk, Punky, Chunky-Monkey. I'm sure there are more, but I can't remember them right now.

Bottom line, as long as he answers/comes to you when you call him, it doesn't matter who calls him what.
 
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